Games Design Level 3 (FMED)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC176
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The Games Design Extended Diploma Level 3 is an exciting and interesting technical course, ideal if you aspire to work in the games industry in the future. Games Development is a very fast-moving industry in which to work and you will therefore need to be up to date with the latest technology to give you the edge in this competitive environment.

Details

This study programme is for you if you like to play computer games and would like to learn how to design and develop them yourself. You will develop both 2D and 3D design skills developing games from concept, research and practical creation to testing.

You will enhance your design skills using packages like Adobe Illustrator, Maya, and Photoshop to design 2D and 3D concept art.

Using industry standard software like Unity and Unreal Engine you’ll develop programing skills in C++ and C# to create 2D and 3D games.

You’ll develop programming and design skills when designing gaming levels, characters, buildings and assets.

As part of your course you will study the following units:

  • Games development (Unreal and Unity)
  • Programming/coding (C++, JavaScript)
  • 3D Modelling and animation (Maya)
  • Digital graphics (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Game story and level design
  • Game mechanics
  • Concept art
  • Character and environment design
  • Games audio

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed on a mixture of practical work and coursework.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including GCSE English and maths
  • A genuine enthusiasm for multimedia production and computer games

Your next steps...

This course can form the foundations for future study and work in this industry.

After successful completion of this course you could progress onto a Higher Education programme in the Creative Industries.